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Written by Ewan Tait - 15 Aug 2005
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Location notes
Located on the West Highland Line between Upper Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy.
Railway type and traffic
Passenger wise there is the early morning Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston, with all other regular trains being 156s.
During the summer months the Royal Scotsman makes regular appearances, and the SRPS usually run a number of railtours to Fort William and Mallaig.
There is a Monday to Saturday freight from Mossend to Fort William which conveys PCAs for the Alcan works and aluminium slabs.
Environment
Midge area - Take suitable protection.

This location is typical West Highlands, with no a lot other than the A82 and the railway.
Road directions
Drive up the A82 from Tyndrum, through the snow gates and up the hill. As you climb up you will see two large water vessels and a footbridge over the railway. This is the first layby worth stopping at. Further up there are another couple of laybys as far the summit. Beyond the summit the railway pulls away from the road.

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County March map co-ordinates
Parking
Parking is available at a number of laybys on the A82.
Public transport
Take the train to Tyndrum (upper or lower) and then it is a long walk up to County March following the West Highland Way.

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Amenities
Nothing at County March, but Tyndrum has a number of cafes and shops.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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County March

Googly map
Streetmap links
County March general view map
County March close up map

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County March



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Photographic notes
There are a number of locations off the A82 in this area, see the photo notes.
Links to photographs at this location

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General views - All photographs © Ewan Tait unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south

From the roadside of the A82. This is the final climb towards the summit.

Fig 2 - Looking north


Fig 2 - Looking north

Reverse angle of fig 1, the front of the train is actually cresting the summit at this point.

Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south

From further south along the roadside this bridge is just visible in fig 1

Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north

Taken from ground level after crossing the bridge in fig 3 and looking north

Fig 5 - Looking south



Fig 5 - Looking south

Reverse angle of fig 4

Fig 6 - Looking north



Fig 6 - Looking north

Another classic location on the WHL. This view shows a southbound working about to crest the summit. In the background is the horse shoe curve.

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